Monday, 27 June 2011

Preference Certificates for 2012

To assist with the smooth transition of students from contributing schools, parish priests are making themselves available to meet with prospective parents to sign off preference certificates between now and the end of the term.
Parish priests will submit certificates to the College on behalf of parents/ caregivers or alternatively they can be drop these into the College this term as they are completed.
The College will facilitate the inclusion of these certificates with applications received from prospective students during the enrolment period at the beginning of next term.
If you would like further information please contact Fr Martin our College Chaplin at St Patrick’s Parish 2188466 or the College Office.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Recently some cast members from Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat visited Sacred Heart School. This is an extract from the letter we received back from them.

“I would like to express our appreciation to Verdon College for sending some of the very talented cast of the Joseph Production to school yesterday.
Mr Menzies and the students had a huge impact on our Year 5 & 6 students yesterday. Their performance captivated our pupils and they way they interacted with our students was very impressive. Their rapport with our students as they worked in small groups for a question and answer session was outstanding.”

Other staff members comments were:
" What a credit to Verdon they were."
" How talented they were."
" What fine young people they were"

School Social Years 7-10

On Wednesday 29 June the Verdon College Social Justice Committee are holding a social for years 7,8,9 and 10.
The Social will be held in the School hall from 6.30-9.00pm. Tickets are $3.00 and go on sale Monday 27 June.

Vision Testing

On Thursday 7 July the Vision testing people will be working with our Year 7's.
Vision screening for all Year 7’s (Please Note: Your child will not be screened if he/she is under the care of a specialist and /or optometrist)Colour Vision for Year 7male students
Parents/caregivers will be notified if further assessment is required by an Optometrist.

If you do not wish your child to be screened, please notify the College.

ICAS Examinations—English and Mathematics

Students in all classes and levels are invited to enter the ICAS examinations for English and Mathematics. The closing date for ICAS Examinations for English is on the 5th of July and Mathematics is the of 15th July, with the date for these examinations 2nd August and 16th August respectively. Students have been informed of these examinations through notices and classroom teachers. If any students are wishing to enter these examinations payment and parental returns must be received by the closing dates listed above.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Gold Guitar Awards

Congratulations to the Out Back Hunterz who won the Intermediate Group Section at the Gold Guitars at the weekend. This was the first year they entered and they were very well received by the large crowd at the finals. Out Back Hunterz consists of Ryan Dyer on lead Guitar, Chris Goble on Bass Guitar, Jack Townley, Rhythm and Lead Vocal and Connor Singh (JHHS) on Drums.

Scout Award

Congratulations to Robert Lindsay who recently received the Chief Scout’s Award for the Waverley Scout Group.

Soccer Results

Andrew Ridden has recently been recognised for his exemplary debut contribution to Southland Football by Spirit FC Player/Coach Barry Gardiner.

Andrew is currently leading goal scorer for his team and has been presented with an opportunity to attend a trial in Auckland next month in the hope of being offered a US College scholarship.

Success at Junior Quad Tournament

On Wednesday 1st June the Inaugural Catholic Schools Quadrangular Tournament was held in Dunedin. Verdon College was the overall winner for this tournament.

Year 7 Netball 2nd
Year 8 Netball 1st
Year 9 Netball 4th
Year 10 Netball 3rd
Year 7 & 8 Boys Basketball 1st
Year 7 & 8 Girls Basketball 1st
Year 9 & 10 Boys Basketball 3rd
Year 9 & 10 Girls Basketball 1st
Year 7 & 8 Rugby 3rd
Year 9 & 10 Rugby 4th

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Verdon Wins Catholic Schools' Tournament!!!

The Verdon College junior sports teams were victorious in the inaugural Catholic schools' junior quadrangular tournament in Dunedin. Teams from Verdon College, St Peter's College, Kavanagh College and St Kevin's College competed in basketball, rugby, and netball competitions. Bishop Len Boyle presented the trophy named after him to Verdon College for their efforts on the day. Congratulations to all the students involved and a big thank you to staff and parents for their support of this event.